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Review: Skunks Dance by St. John Karp

★★★★ Skunks Dance by St. John Karp

Spivey Spillane is an honest guy. He loves his grandmammy, he loves his home, and he would bring ruin to any man who would rob him of his simple happiness. It’s the American way, and it’s God’s too. Unfortunately for the Spillane family name, there is such a man, and he’s running loose across the state of California, tipping cattle and penning indecent plays under the guise of Spillane himself.…

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Review: Why Leadership Sucks™ Vol. 2 by Miles Anthony Smith

★★★★★ Why Leadership Sucks Vol. 2 by Miles Anthony Smith

While there are countless books on the subject of smart leadership, and how to improve your abilities as the head of a company, team, community or family, many of these texts seem incomplete, lacking in the more compassionate side of being a role model for others.…

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Review: Blowback ’07 by Brian Meehl

★★★★½ Blowback '07 by Brian Meehl

Blowback ’07 by Brian Meehl is a stunning start to an exciting new series.

Time travel is a popular theme in fiction – YA and otherwise – and Blowback ’07 stands out immediately within the sub-genre for its original plot and charismatic heroes, Arky and Iris.…

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Review: 5 Days to Landfall by Robert Roy Britt

★★★★½ 5 Days to Landfall by Robert Roy Britt

Mother Nature takes center stage, with a bit of help from mankind’s baser instincts, in 5 Days to Landfall, a thrilling novel by Robert Roy Britt. With all of the recent surges in extreme weather around the world, a story like this is not only timely, but should also act as a dire warning for weather experts and governments of the planet.…

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Review: The Speaking Ghost of Rajpur by Priyonkar Dasgupta

★★★★ The Speaking Ghost of Rajpur by Priyonkar Dasgupta

Depending on where a person is born and raised creates a unique perspective of childhood. Therefore, seeing an intimate and vivid depiction of childhood from someone in another part of the world can be a truly eye-opening experience. That is the world inhabited in The Speaking Ghost of Rajpur, a whimsical and memorable novel by Priyonkar Dasgupta.…

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Review: To Never Know by Thomas Duffy

★★★★ To Never Know by Thomas Duffy

It is a curse of memory and recollection that human beings are able to ask themselves, “What If?” For some, this question can be a harmless gateway to nostalgia, while for others, this perfectly natural musing is paralyzing, haunting and life-changing.…

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Review: Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody by A.A. Freda

★★★★½ Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody by A.A. Freda

Growing up as a teenager in a big city is hard for the youth of any generation, but being an immigrant from Italy growing up on the mean streets of New York City in the 1960s was a bigger challenge than most.…

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